Old Glory

The National Exchange Hotel in Nevada City and Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley feature refined elegance and historic charm, along with delectable food and drink. Unwind from the grind and […]

Verdant Visit

Exquisite cuisine, intimate wineries, and romantic scenery are highlights of Mendocino trip. I’ve learned to love our desert landscape. I find beauty and comfort in Reno-Tahoe’s dry, desolate, brown hills […]

Beeline to Berkeley

East Bay city features great eats, beats, brews, and flora. Yearning for a getaway full of delicious dishes and drinks? Make a beeline to Berkeley. After an easy, three-hour drive […]

Will travel for food (and drink)

Road trip to San Francisco and wine country reveals refreshing restaurants, wineries, and accommodations. When I moved from San Francisco to Reno 20 years ago, I made a promise to […]


Nicks Cove Chef and Farmer with fall produce credit Dawn Cooper

Nick’s Cove welcomes guests with relaxing charm and delectable local food.   We arrived in Tomales Bay under a mackerel sky accented by wisps of fog. Bright green grass and […]